The Foreign Ministry Summoned the Romanian Ambassador

Hungary to veto Romania's OECD membership

MH – 2017.09.06. 23:00 –

The conflict with Romania with relation to the Marosvásárhely school affairs can cost the country its OECD membership, as Hungary is expected to veto.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade summoned the Romanian Ambassador with relation to the Marosvásárhely school affair. Parliamentary State Secretary Levente Magyar told reporters: The Ambassador was told that the Ministry is astounded by the fact that just one day after Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó’s visit to Bucharest, the Romanian authorities made it clear that they will be suspending the activities of the Roman Catholic Secondary School in Marosvásárhely.

 According to the State Secretary, the decision on the school’s activities will put hundreds of Hungarian families in an impossible position just days before the start of the school year. “Hungary regards this as an attack against the Catholic Church, the Hungarian minority, children, families and the Romanian restitution process. This is an extremely unfriendly measure on the part of Romania”, he told the press.